MSCI has launched its own suite of digital asset indices, the first of their kind for the global index provider.
The new indices include two separate indices that track the performance of the top 30 and top 20 digital assets (excluding stablecoins) respectively as measured by their market capitalisation.
MSCI has also launched an index that tracks the performance of digital assets, selected by market capitalisation, that do not rely on a proof-of-work consensus mechanism and another that tracks the performance of digital assets, selected by market capitalisation, that utilise smart contracts.
“The digital assets ecosystem is evolving rapidly along with investor demand for tools and solutions to help navigate this new asset class. Global investors are looking for greater transparency and insight into these markets and how best to participate in them in a manner that meets their high standards for professionalism, scale, risk management, and security,” said Stephane Mattatia, head of thematic indexes at MSCI.
“The launch of these indexes embodies MSCI’s commitment to bringing clarity to diverse asset classes and to create solutions that capture long-term, disruptive investment trends. MSCI takes a systematic and process-oriented approach in providing information to help investors gain transparency and make better investment decisions.”